Dec. 19 —  El Paso Electric (EPE) plans to add utility-scale battery storage to its energy portfolio.  Here is a statement from EPE:  EPE (NYSE: EE) continues to take steps to make its power generation portfolio cleaner and more sustainable by enacting a long-term energy supply resource plan that includes expanding solar energy, introducing utility-scale battery storage, and constructing a new state-of-the-art-natural gas-fired generation unit. If the projects receive regulatory approval, the added generation resources will help meet EPE’s 2022-2023 summer peak seasons energy demand and replace older, less efficient gas-fired generation.